Jonathan Vines is in his seventh season as the Head Coach for the Belhaven University Men's Basketball program.
During his time with the Blazers, Vines has coached two All-American players and his 2016-17 team made the third-most three-pointers for a season in program history, knocking down 219 triples.
2015: Jordan Bedford - NAIA Second Team All-American
2016: Josh Carpenter - NCCAA Third Team All-American
Vines became the tenth coach of the Blazers in 2014-15 after serving as an assistant coach at Birmingham Southern College since January of 2007. Under Chris Graves, Vines served as the primary assistant for the Panthers since 2011.
Over his last five seasons at BSC, Vines helped guide the Panthers to three conference championships and an NCAA Tournament berth in 2012, BSC's first eligible postseason year after transitioning to NCAA Division III. During the five-year run, the Panthers put together a 105-30 (.778) record, including a 60-16 mark in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) and, more recently, Southern Athletic Association (SAA) play. During that time period, BSC developed a fortress at home, going 62-3 in front of the home fans.
Vines, a native of Birmingham, Ala., returns to the Jackson, Miss. area after playing college basketball at Millsaps College from 1999-00 under former Ole Miss and Houston Rockets great John Stroud.
Vines went on to earn his Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Mississippi in 2003 and also has done extensive work toward his Master's Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in English Literature with a focus on Old English and Linguistics.
In the prep ranks, Vines starred at Briarwood Christian High School for Coach Chris Laatsch. He earned All-State, All-Metro and ABC 33/40 Player of The Week honors in addition to being named Shelby County Player of The Year by the Birmingham News. Vines achieved local-legend status when he set a 3A state record for consecutive free throws during the 1998-99 season, connecting on 49 straight attempts.
Jonathan and his wife Ashton, have one daughter, Ann Hudson. He and his wife are active members of First Presbyterian church in Jackson.